John Monteith began his real estate career in 1982 in Australia. Prior to that John was involved in the surveying profession.

John was a successful consultant and in 1992 took over management of CW Goode & Co Ltd in partnership with Allan Sykes, to then merge with Leith Realty in 1998 under the tradin name 'Allens".  In 2011 he and fellow directors, who by this stage also included third company director, Vanessa McKenzie,  decided to buy the Ray White franchise - rebranding the Allens business in October that year.

John’s major responsibilities now are the Director of Marketing and Manager of the Ray White Whangarei Commercial Department, although he also assists with the coaching of staff to help them achieve their highest potential. John is passionate about looking for growth and new direction for the company, ensuring that the company continue to maintain an active and enthusiastic market presence in Northland.